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Throwing Knife

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Iron knives, swords, and other weapons are more than armaments; they are powerful symbols of prestige and authority. Many weapons are intricately adorned with abstract geometric patterns, figurative elements, western-made objects, and copper accents, all of which are intended to increase the...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Central Africa, 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 44.2 x 7.5 x 6 cm (17 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2555

Medium or Technique

metal, wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives